Last weekend my dad took me on photo safari to the North Bend on the Missouri River. We live by the West Bend. The North Bend Recreation area is a long slow hill down to the Missouri River. The drainage is known as Chaney Rush. The area is wild and unpredictable. We questioned our sanity when we began down the road and our pickup started sliding on the gumbo. Once committed there was no turning back. I wish the panorama did better justice to the drive.
From the vantage point above you can barely see West Bend on the other side of the river. Below is the view from West Bend towards North Bend. North Bend is wild and unpredictable while West Bend is developed and civilized.